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Wildfire in south of Spain forces thousands to flee their homes – video

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People have been forced to flee their homes across many Andalucían towns and villages as fire crews in Spain worked to contain wildfire blazes. A military unit has been sent in to help tackle the fires raging close to...

How mass killings by US forces after 9/11 boosted support for the Taliban

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The men of Zangabad village, Panjwai district lined up on the eve of 11 September to count and remember their dead, the dozens of relatives who they say were killed at the hands of the foreign forces that first appear...

Rebel forces accused of killing more than 100 civilians in north Ethiopia

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Rebel forces in northern Ethiopia have been accused of killing more than a hundred civilians during fierce battles. Local government officials said the massacre in a village 6 myl (10km) from the town of Dabat took ...

Saudi forces intercept ballistic missiles and drones fired from Yemen

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Saudi Arabia has intercepted three ballistic missiles fired from neighbouring Yemen targeting the oil-rich Eastern province, as well as the cities of Najran and Jazan in the south, defence officials claimed. Shrapnel ...

Anti-Taliban forces endure ‘heavy assaults’ in Panjshir valley – video report

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Afghan resistance fighters clashed with the Taliban in the Panjshir valley, the final province holding out against hardline Islamist control. Celebratory gunfire rang out across Kabul late on Friday as rumours spread ...

Taliban surround Kabul airport with extra forces after attack

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The Taliban has deployed extra forces and almost sealed off Kabul airport following the carnage that erupted after a suicide bomber detonated explosives into the crowd, killing 169 Afghan civilians and 13 US soldiers....

A tale of two armies: why Afghan forces proved no match for the Taliban

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The Taliban have 80,000 troops in comparison with a nominal 300,699 serving the Afghan government, yet the whole country has been effectively overrun in a matter of weeks as military commanders surrendered without a f...

Afghans flee Kabul in panic as Taliban forces close in

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Residents in Kabul were on Saturday night gripped by fear and a panicked search for escape routes from the bloodshed many fear could lie ahead, as the Taliban captured Mazar-e-Sharif, the country’s fourth largest city...

Ethiopian PM urges civilians to join armed forces as war rages

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The Ethiopian prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, has issued a call for all eligible civilians to join the armed forces as fighting rages in multiple regions of Africa’s second-most populous nation. “Now is the right time for...

Grade inflation forces ministers to pay for extra medical school places

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The government has been forced to fund hundreds of extra places on medical and dental courses at universities in England, as rampant grade inflation unleashed by cancelling exams has meant unexpectedly high numbers of...

Bubonic plague in chipmunks forces closure of top Lake Tahoe sites

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Surrounded by fires, parched by drought, and shut down by the pandemic – residents of California’s scenic South Lake Tahoe thought they’d endured everything. That was until this week, when the US Forest Service announ...

Commandos deployed as Afghan forces battle Taliban for control of cities

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Afghan forces are battling to stop a first provincial city from falling to the Taliban following weekend offensives from the insurgents on urban centres in a major escalation in fighting. Taliban fighters assaulted at...

Covid impact forces Sunak to consider delaying budget until next year

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Rishi Sunak is considering pushing the budget into next year so the Treasury can weigh up the economic impact of ending the furlough scheme and the third wave of the pandemic over the coming months. The chancellor is ...

Afghanistan stunned by scale and speed of security forces’ collapse

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Last autumn, with the departure of American troops from Afghanistan looming after the US signed a withdrawal deal with the Taliban, several of the most senior security officials in Kabul urged President Ashraf Ghani t...

Veiligheidsmagte in Haïti arresteer ses vermeende gewapende mans na president se sluipmoord

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Ses mense, insluitend een Amerikaanse burger, is glo gearresteer en sewe vermoor toe Haitiese veiligheidsmagte die gewapende mans agtervolg het wat verantwoordelik was vir die sluipmoord op die president van die Karibiese land, Jovenel Moïse ....

Covid-19 outbreak forces England’s one-day cricket squad into isolation

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England’s one-day cricket squad have been plunged into isolation after seven members of the bubble tested positive for Covid-19. Three players and four members of the team management tested positive yesterday and will...

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